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About this book
Pluto visits Earth!
Author: Metzger, Steve
Illustrator: Lee, Jared D.
Publisher: Orchard Books
Pub Year: 2012
Angry at being downgraded to a dwarf planet by Earth scientists, Pluto travels through the solar system, asking other planets along the way for support, in hopes of regaining his planetary status.
Interest Level: K-2
Kirkus Reviews (07/15/12)
School Library Journal (07/01/12)
Children’s Choices (one of kids’ favorites)
This activity consists of:
18 task cards
24 vocabulary words from the book
6 sequence cards
6 questions about the title page
alphabetizing vocabulary cards
using cards to sort words into syllable count
word tracing activities
identifying words by shapes (Elkonian boxes)
editing a paragraph from the book
choosing fiction or nonfiction and justifying
writing about a favorite part
summarizing with a buddy
choosing and illustrating a quote
Who said it?
internet sites for kids about the solar system
½ page answer sheets for students
tell why you enjoyed or did not enjoy the book
think of another title and explain why this is a good choice
choosing the correct word to complete the sentence
This would be good for whole group or small group. The teacher can read the story aloud and then put it in a literacy center with the cards. The cards could be divided and traded among small groups. The sites could be used by the teacher in a computer lab setting.